Julia Davis Park is the cultural and historic heart of the city. The 89.4-acre park is the home of Zoo Boise, Boise Art Museum, Idaho State Historical Museum, Discovery Center of Idaho and Idaho Black History Museum.
The park also features a formal Rose Garden, two reservable pavilions, a six-court tennis complex, playground, duck pond, restrooms and a section of the Boise River Greenbelt.
As the city’s oldest park, Julia Davis features a wide array of mature trees. A brochure is available to lead you on a self-guided tree walk through the park. It is one of the riverside parks in the “Ribbon of Jewels” named for prominent local women.
Children and adults can learn about the history of Julia Davis Park, facts about the Davis Family and nutritional information about apples on this fun interactive trek called the “Quest for the Golden Apple.”
Designed for enthusiasts of local history and those new to Boise, the Julia Davis Park Docent Tours offer visitors an introduction to Boise’s flagship park.